Esther Lucille Hochrein

Born October 11, 1933

Esther L. Hochrein, age 79, of Scio Township, passed away on April 11, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born October 11, 1933 in Pontiac, MI the daughter of Charles and Bertha Legge. She was raised in Pontiac, MI and graduated from Pontiac High School in 1950. In 1953, she married John Hochrein, her husband of 59 years. She, along with John enjoyed many cultural activities, especially the Purple Rose Theatre and the Michigan Theater. She was active in the community with Girl Scouts, Child Study Club and also volunteered for a number of years with the Dexter Bands. Esther enjoyed being involved with the elections and worked as an Election Official for a number of years. Along with her family, she enjoyed playing golf and vacationing, especially to Mackinac Island and northern Michigan. Esther was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, Boggle and pretty much any word game. She made candy at Christmas time and enjoyed sharing it with family and friends. She was also a great sports fan and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and the University of Michigan football and basketball teams, most recently following closely the great NCAA tournament run of the basketball team. She loved spending time with her family and playing with her granddaughter. She was always a willing patient in her granddaughter’s play hospitals and an enthusiastic customer in her wide variety of beauty salons, restaurants and sweet shops. In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by her four children, daughter Deborah of Ann Arbor, and sons Jon of Scio Township, Kurt (Heidi) of Scio Township, and David of Scio Township; and beloved granddaughter Veronica. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert, Ronald (Bus), and Norman; and sisters Elsie, Ruby and Betty. A Memorial Service is planned for immediate family only. Arrangements, Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter.


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Debbie Robinson (Kinaschuk)

September 1, 2013

So sorry to hear about your mom passing. I will always remember having you and your family as neighbors as we were growing up. Take care and God Bless you and your family.

Larry Anderson

April 24, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, she had always sounded like such a wonderful woman. I am sure she will be missed by many in this world. The passing of a parent is such a hard thing for anyone but she will always be with you in your memories. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mary and Stephen Kerr

April 17, 2013

Dear John and Family,
How very sad to hear of Esther's passing. We will always remember her incredible smile and delightful laugh. She will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eric Skye

April 17, 2013

My deepest sympathy, I know what a wonderful couple of nearly 60 years you have been and how deeply you care for and love each other. My best wishes during this challenging time. Eric Skye

Ruth Ann Jamnick

April 17, 2013

My Dear Friend John and Family ...
How sad it was to read of Esther's passing. It was such a pleasure to know both of you and learn what great examples of good people you are. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. It has been said by others and I so agree, that Esther will always be close in your hearts and minds with all the great memories you must have. Thank you for sharing her with us. God Bless ...

Rick Meader

April 17, 2013


I'm sorry to read of your loss. I hope you're doing well.

April 16, 2013

john,sorry to hear of esthers passing.take care,bob murphy

April 15, 2013

Jon, sorry to here of the loss of your Mother, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Joyce Braun

bob scharpenberg

April 15, 2013

kurt sorry to here about your mother

Fred Olsen

April 15, 2013

John and Family,

I was very sorry to hear about Esther. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Lots of great memories from appointments with Evie and visits to your home.

Fred and Family